Home
Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Politics  >  Egypt  >  Current Article

Over one-hundred protesters receive jail sentence of two years

  /   1 Comment   /   336 Views

Case dates back to the Ramses clashes last July

Supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi hold a picture of him during a rally in Cairo's Ramsis square under the Six of October bridge on July 15, 2013. (AFP Photo)

Supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi hold a picture of him during a rally in Cairo’s Ramsis square under the Six of October bridge on July 15, 2013.
(AFP Photo)

The Bab Al-Sha’reya Misdemeanour Court sentenced 138 protesters on Monday to two years in jail with hard labour, after they were found guilty for crimes during the first Ramses square clashes, reported state run newspaper Al-Ahram.

The group was charged with over 10 offences including attempting murder, assembling, resisting authorities, possessing of weapons without a license, using force, conducting violence, destroying public and private money, blocking roads, disrupting public transportation, terrorising citizens, inciting violence and beating victims.

The events date back to the 15 July clashes in Ramses Square when pro-Morsi protesters and  street vendors faced off.

The clashes left two dead and 134 injured. Former spokesman for the Ministry of Health and current head of the Critical Conditions Department Khaled Al-Khatib said that five had been killed and 114 injured in Al-Nahda Square and around Cairo University on the same day.

A total of 19 members of the security forces had been injured in the clashes and at least seven of those wounded had been admitted to hospital after being hit with birdshots.

Four-hundred people were arrested that day and were detained in several police stations and detention facilities.


You might also like...

Sanaa Seif was arrested for protesting against the Protest Law (Public Domain photo)

Sanaa Seif announces open-ended hunger-strike

Read More →